Could you heat the brandy butter until the alcohol has boiled off?
Mel2 what type of birds do you have that are so picky?
Just the usual garden birds, including spuggies.
I think they have been spoiled rotten with proprietary branded Niger seed, mealworms and the like. We don't usually pander to those tastes until it gets really cold.
A feeder full of suet pellets is also being ignored. There's a wren that eats only whatever it finds on the ground and occasional visiting goldfinches stick to seedheads.
Doesn't help me in getting rid of leftover cake or bread.